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Old January 7 2013, 01:46 PM   #1
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Favorite Lesser Seen Aliens

Excluding the big'ns like the Klingons, Romulans, Cardassians, Borg, Dominion major powers, Andorians, etc, who are some of your favorites and why??
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Old January 7 2013, 02:05 PM   #2
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Re: Favorite Lesser Seen Aliens

I always liked the Benzite.
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Old January 7 2013, 03:26 PM   #3
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Re: Favorite Lesser Seen Aliens

Oh right because they're red avion mercenaries from the Klingon subject worlds...
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Old January 7 2013, 07:39 PM   #4
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Re: Favorite Lesser Seen Aliens

The Talarians always seemed interesting to me.
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Old January 8 2013, 12:30 PM   #5
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For it was species 8472,i always hoped they would appear a bit more in the series
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Old January 8 2013, 08:21 PM   #6
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Re: Favorite Lesser Seen Aliens

Fanonly, the Caitians.

But given nothing about her background was ever revealed "on camera", Lt. M'Ress could be a felinoid alien, a gynoid, a cat genetically "uplifted" to sapience, or just a human really into severely radical body modifications. Actually, we can at least assume she is a biological lifeform since Harry Mudd's "love crystals" had an effect upon her similar to the conditions it triggered in humans.

Yes, Peter David's "Gateway" novels went into some detail, but if one ONLY referred to screen time material, the field is WIDE open to interpretation. But I'll admit I'm rather pedestrian. I agree she's a felinoid alien as most material states.

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Old January 8 2013, 09:58 PM   #7
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TOS-style Andorians. Yes, the Andorians were expanded on in Enterprise, but in TOS they would count as "lesser-seen aliens." And I like the way they looked in TOS.
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Old January 8 2013, 10:30 PM   #8
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Re: Favorite Lesser Seen Aliens

A fan after my own heart. Back when Andorian antennae were their "ears".

(I've had this comical image in mind of an "old school" Andorian using an human stethoscope by plugging the "ear buds" into his antennae.)

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Old January 9 2013, 04:51 AM   #9
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Re: Favorite Lesser Seen Aliens

I'd consider the Andorians lesser seen. We've never had a regular Andorian character, and we haven't seen any Andorians in 24th century trek.
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Old January 9 2013, 04:55 AM   #10
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I liked the idea of the Aenar from ENT. So serene.

And the looks of the (smooth-forehead) Boslic was quite interesting.
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Old January 9 2013, 12:23 PM   #11
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Re: Favorite Lesser Seen Aliens

Redfern wrote: View Post
the Caitians

Yes, Peter David's "Gateway" novels went into some detail ...
Alan Dean Foster expanded M'ress a bit in his adaptations of TAS episodes.

The Bolians would have been interesting to to see some more of, perhaps in Enterprise's "fifth season."

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Old January 9 2013, 04:47 PM   #12
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Alan Dean Foster expanded M'ress a bit in his adaptations of TAS episodes.
Thanks; I meant to post that as well, but I got distracted while composing and forgot. I'm not sure if his material influenced the Lincoln Enterprises "bio", or if he used the "bio" to frame his background "anecdotes".

But the base theory still holds. From "on screen" evidence alone, M'Ress could be, in theory, any number of things.

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Kirk: "So, Lt., any native holidays of which I should be aware?"

M'Ress: "Huh? uh, Captain, I'm from Earth."

Kirk: "But your appearance...I thought you were another species."

M'Ress: "Oh, this? Nah, I'm just a big fan of 'The Lion King'."

Kirk (thinking): "How the %^&* did she pass the 'Fleet psyche exam??!!!"



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Old January 10 2013, 06:51 PM   #13
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I was always a bit partial to the Vians. Kind of like Talosians, take 2.



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Old January 10 2013, 10:13 PM   #14
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Nausicaans

Any non-humanoid race (That can not make themself appear humanoid)
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